ERIC Number: ED211939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Who is Accountable for Pupil Illiteracy? Literacy: Meeting the Challenge.
The fifth of eight related documents, this booklet is part of a series of papers presented at the 1978 National Right to Read Conference examining issues and problems in literacy. In examining the issue of student accountability, this booklet first sets forth the prototypical case of pupil illiteracy and surveys the arguments that can be made for holding each of four primary agents accountable: individual school professionals, the educational system as a whole, the student, and the parents. It then sets forth two primary modes of accountability to which the agents might be subject, the legal theories that might buttress each, and the probabilities that the courts will in fact impose them. It concludes by predicting that accountability for pupil illiteracy is more likely to be established by statutory and regulatory measures than by judicial intervention and that the goal of literacy will be better served if the courts facilitate, rather than impose, educational reform. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Accountability, Court Role, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility, Government Role, Literacy, Minimum Competencies, Reading Instruction, School Role, Student Development, Student Improvement, Teacher Role
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Note: Paper presented at the National Right to Read Conference (Washington, DC, May 27-29, 1978). For related documents see ED 190 997 and CS 006 442-449.